Ramsey can reach double figures

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Arsene Wenger believes Aaron Ramsey has the ability to reach double figures this season, and emulate the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to become the Premier League's next prolific goalscoring midfielder.

The 20-year-old Welshman has already netted twice this campaign with a goal in the north London derby against Tottenham, quickly followed by a UEFA Champions League match-winner against Marseille last week.

Ramsey turned in another impressive performance in yesterday's 3-1 victory over Stoke City, and after a number of marauding runs forward, there is evidence his attacking threat is growing.

"Yes I think he can," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "He has scored against Tottenham, [and] against Marseille.


"He has that ability to get into the box and when he has a chance he finishes it. He has always had that since he started.

"There is much more to come from Aaron Ramsey and I believe he can reach double figures."

Arsenal's poor early-season form has sparked criticism from a number corners, but yesterday's Barclays Premier League win was the Gunners' sixth victory in their last seven outings - which shows signs the club has turned a corner.

As the squad continues to take little steps in the right direction, Wenger has urged his players to remain united as they look to get their campaign back on track.

"Football is difficult if you are not united," he continued. "When you are not it becomes impossible.

"There are periods when people say you are much better than you are and periods when people say you are much worse than you are.

"One strength we do have here is that we are united and we can fight against adversity. When you are at a big club you have to have the mental strength to fight against that."

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